Last summer when Rob was helping our friend drive the U-Haul back to Greenville from Oregon  the two of them stopped and camped overnight near Arches National Park . They both hiked to the famous Delicate Arch  and were awed by the many beautiful sights there. When we began planning our trip to visit our friends in Denver Rob discussed the possibility of once again visiting Moab with our friends Steve and Karen. Neither of them had ever visited that area and we were able to go with them.
When we told people we were going to Utah many people strongly encouraged us to also go to Canyonlands National Park .
We drove into Moab on a very scenic highway where the views were just beautiful. On that highway we passed the campground where Rob and David had camped last year along the Colorado River. We arrived in the afternoon and checked into Moab Beds and Bagels  where we were spending the night.
Our hostess advised us to grab some sandwiches and drive directly to Canyonlands where we could watch the sunset. We were very glad for her advice. Canyonlands was breathtakingly beautiful and was the highlight of the trip for me.
The next morning we ate a quick breakfast in our rooms (bagels and other easy to grab and go type foods were in a small refrigerator in each room), then we headed out to Arches National Park. Pictures cannot do Arches justice. All of the rock formations are much larger than they appear in our photographs. We didn't do any of the strenuous hiking that Rob did last summer but we did pull off of the road often and did hike up to observe some of the points of interest. We were all awed by the unusual rock formations and the beauty of God's creation.
The two days we were in Utah the temperatures were in the low 80's, which was unusually cool. We were very thankful. If you ever have an opportunity to visit I would encourage you to take it. You can enjoy these two parks immensely even if you are not interested in strenuous hiking. There were beautiful things to see and contemplate for miles in every direction.